March 30 – Solo concert at the Music Gallery, 197 John Street, Toronto. Featuring music by John Cage, including the Toronto premier of Dance Music for Elfrid Ide (1940), and NEXUS’ arrangements of songs by Japanese composer Toru Takemitsu, as featured on their newest CD, Wings. Also performing with NEXUS will be virtuoso pianists Lydia Wong, in Cage’s classic Amores, and Midori Koga, in the provocative CREDO IN US. For more information go to www.musicgallery.org
April 4 – Faculty Artist Series – University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario – Solo Concert at Walter Hall featuring music for pianos and percussion, including works by Cage and Bartok, 7:30 p.m. – For more information, click here.
May 23 – Cool Drummings Festival, Walter Hall in the Faculty of Music, University of Toronto – Featuring works by Terry Riley, Steve Reich and John Cage, 8:00 p.m. – For more information, click here.
June 5 – 8, Ojai Festival – Various events and venues – Ojai, California – For more information and event details, click here.
July 5, Woodstock Beat – Woodstock, NY – performance in Maverick Hall, check back for more details
August 9, Collingwood Music Festival, Collingwood, Ontario – solo performance at New Life Brethren in Christ Church at 7:30 p.m. – For more information, click here.
August 11, Kincardine Summer Music Festival, Kincardine, Ontario – solo performance at Knox Presbyterian Church at 8:00 p.m. – For more information, click here.
October 8-10, Talking Drum Symposium, sponsored by the Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto, Main and Mississauga campuses, Toronto, Ontario – various events in various locations – For more information, click here (see page 15) and here.
November 6, Percussive Arts Society International Convention, Austin, Texas – Concert with the Meadows Wind Ensemble of Southern Methodist University, premier of concerto by Eric Ewazen for NEXUS and wind ensemble – 8:00 p.m. – For more information, click here.